We are Brand Custodians, delivering sustainable growth to ensure that our brand owners get the best representation to supermarkets, food retail and consumers.

Hutchinsons makes international brands accessible to New Zealand consumers and has a diverse portfolio of leading and emerging food brands that meet
the needs of retailers and consumers. Our range spans multiple categories in
both chilled and dry goods.

We help brands establish a strong presence in New Zealand through:

  • National sales and merchandising coverage with a dedicated and scalable sales force.
  • Flexibility of direct to store or direct to warehouse service model.
  • Efficient and scalable contract warehousing and distribution across dry and chilled goods.
  • Experienced product managers and marketers who provide local expertise, insight and direction.

We offer a diverse range of food products across the supermarket aisles, from cheese to noodles, hot sauce to drinks.


Castello, Hutchinsons Cheese, Chrystal Fresh, Lemnos,  Babybel, The Laughing Cow, Lurpak, Wicked Sister, Kiri, Port Salut, Chris’s Dips, Gourmet Garden.




Trident, OXO, King Oscar, Wheelies, Golden Days, McVitie’s, Paul Newmans, Tilda, Walkers, Carr’s, Yorkshire Tea, Sirena Tuna, Naked Life, Sharwoods.


Since 1893 Castello® has brought a balance of innovation and tradition to the art of cheese making. Castello prides itself on the continuous passion for discovery and cheese making heritage by using ingredients and techniques from all over the world, giving each cheese a unique flavor and texture. With the expertise of artisan cheese makers and traditional production methods to develop its range of cheeses, Castello® is a heritage and tradition of creative cheese making and innovative new flavours – all that tell their own unique story.

Castello Recipes

Hutchinsons has been discovering the world of cheese since it was first established in 1914. Experts in sourcing and supplying some of the best cheese varieties the world has to offer, Hutchinsons has recently evolved the look of its cheese branding to reflect that fearless adventurous spirit demonstrated by brand ambassador Hutch and his descendants all those years ago. Visit Hutchinsons Cheese to find out more.

Chrystal Fresh processes local and imported cheese perfect for entertaining, snacking and dining options. The range includes cut and wrapped cheese for retail and pack cheese platters. Chrystal Fresh works closely with a cheese manufacturer based in The Netherlands that has a long history of making cheese to traditional recipes. They work in partnership to understand the differences and subtleties between the cheeses, and what is most appealing to New Zealanders.

Established in Australia in 1969, Lemnos is a highly respected manufacturer of premium quality Mediterranean style cheeses and dairy products. Lemnos’s commitment to excellence is evident in the way it continues to evolve and strengthen its brand position and products.

100% natural cheese, made with pasteurized milk, free from added preservatives, colours & flavours, and a great source of calcium in convenient. Individual cheese portions. Visit website

Discover the inviting taste of Port Salut®. Perfect for an array of occasions, Port Salut® offers a mild creamy and welcoming taste that will appeal to everyone. Rich in history, the cheese was originally created by Trappist monks in 1816.

Iconic French brand The Laughing Cow has everything to please since its creation in 1921: a unique recipe, quality ingredients, a universal taste, a method of preservation adapted to all countries, a very practical portion and a recognisable product format. Visit The Laughing Cow

It’s hard to beat real Danish Butter. Established originally in 1901as 'Lurmark', it soon became the measure by which every other butter would subsequently be judged. It wasn’t until 1957 that Lurmark Danish Butter became the Lurpak® that we know and love today. Good food deserves nothing less. From frying and baking, to roasting and spreading, Lurpak® is now sold in more than 95 countries and supported by growing number of loyal fans who deserve the best premium butter and nothing less. Lurpak® won the best butter in the world for three consecutive years (World Championship Cheese Contest), has the No.1 position in the UK, UAW, Greece, and Denmark, and is the No.1 premium butter in Australia.

In 2008 inspired by a passion to create vivid taste dessert experiences, PDP Fine Foods Pty Limited soon developed a range of innovative desserts in response to increasing consumer demand for convenient, unique dairy based products at the premium end of the market. PDP began developing, refining and distributing a range of flavoured rice puddings which extended into a range of decadent and indulgent desserts, including a Vanilla Bean Crème Caramel, Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Apple Cinnamon and Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding – all available in convenient twin packs.

A superior and indulgent cream cheese.  Deliciously creamy and easy to spread, Kiri delivers a superior experience in taste and texture – fresh, light in the mouth and clean on the palate. Available either in Original Soft Cream Cheese or as a Greek Style cream cheese made with fresh cream and yoghurt.

Originally from Greece, Chris Tassios started his business in Australia to bring some of the flavours of his homeland. Thirty years on and Chris’ continue to produce products that play to the diverse cultural and ever-changing palette of food savvy New Zealanders. From its humble beginnings in Prahran back in 1982, right through to today, Chris’s Dips boasts a proud Greek heritage that has inspired the authentic flavours of its home-style dips.


Since its inception in 1964, Trident has become recognised as a brand that delivers authentic Asian flavours – tailored for the whole family to enjoy.Famous for introducing Kiwis to authentic Thai Sweet Chilli sauce, Trident continues to explore Asian cuisine and bring new and exciting tastes to consumers.

OXO is an easy and versatile way of adding a little magic to your dish. For over a hundred years, OXO has been enhancing family meals by delivering superior, rich, home-made stock flavours.

“Wheelie good lunchbox treats!” Wheelies are sandwich-style cookies – biscuit on the outside with a flavoured cream filling. Kids love them because they’re fun and delicious, and parents love them as they come in a convenient on-the-go multi pack, perfect for lunchboxes.

Sharwood’s has been perfecting the art of balancing fresh ingredients with fragrant spices for over 125 years!Discover Sharwood’s vast range of convenient yet adventurous products, all bursting with flavours from across the Asian continent.

McVitie’s began in 1830 when a Scottish apprentice baker named Robert McVitie established his successful bakery business. Today, 160 years later, McVitie’s continues to remain a firm favourite and is among the best-known brands in the United Kingdom. It is also present in over 100 countries around the world.McVitie’s Digestives, Go Ahead and Hobnobs are just a few of the popular products.

The Carr’s story began when Jonathan Dodgson Carr started his bakery business in Carlisle, UK in 1831. Carr’s famous Table Water biscuits were originally eaten by sailors as they were made by using water instead of fat to blend the dry ingredients together. This helped keep the biscuits fresh on long ship voyages. However, as word spread about their tastiness, they were soon enjoyed by many others as well.

Tilda was the first company to bring Basmati rice to the western world over 40 years ago. It has since become an international food brand selling in over 50 countries. Basmati remains at the very heart of Tilda and they are committed to only selecting the finest rice for all their products. They work hand-in-hand with the Basmati farming community and have taken on the mantle of guardianship for this precious grain

In 1982, Newman’s Own started as a tiny boutique operation – parchment labels on elegant wine bottles that Paul Newman filled with his homemade great tasting and top quality salad dressing and gave to his neighbours as holiday gifts. Paul’s craft was acting, his passion was auto racing, and his love was his family and friends. But his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place. Over the last thirty years, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $450 million to thousands of charities.

It was over a hundred years ago that the Walker family started baking shortbread in the Speyside village of Aberlour, surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the Scottish highlands, and it is where they remain to this day. Walkers bake the most extensive selection of pure butter shortbreads available. In its distinctive tartan packaging, Walkers Shortbread is packed with Scottish character, both inside and out. The name Walkers is recognised as a mark of excellence the world over, a true Scottish classic.

The journey to a Naked Life has been years in the making and began on the kitchen counter of our founder David. What started as an experiment to reduce sugar in his own diet, is today a relentless mission to accelerate a healthier world with a refreshing range of no & low sugar sodas, iced teas, tonics, bubble teas, drinking chocolates and  non-alcoholic drinks.

Golden Days delivers a wide range of gluten free products that are bursting with flavor. Our full range, from the household favorite Sesame Snaps to our latest offering, Paleo Bars, are endorsed by Coeliac Australia.The perfect choice for a healthier snacking alternative.

King Oscar was founded in 1902, when King Oscar II, benevolent ruler of Norway and Sweden, gave a Norwegian canning company special royal permission to use his name and image on a line of world-class sardine products.King Oscar has 100 years of history in Australia and NZ, having launched in 1913. The brand continues to deliver the highest quality range of canned Sardines and Mackerel products to New Zealand seafood lovers

Starting with the best Norwegian Sardines, adding a either flavourful sauce inspired by one of its chefs or the simple goodness of pure olive oil. Finished in world-class facilities using the highest standards. All to help you prepare and enjoy delicious, healthy seafood in easier  ways.

Sirena tuna was born in 1956 – a young migrant family crafted a product that perfectly embodies the fusion of traditional Italian taste with premium produce. Australia quickly embraced Sirena’s rich blend of succulent tuna chunks infused with ingredients. And soon the iconic yellow tin made its way into delis and markets across the country as demand for Sirena steadily grew.

Yorkshire Tea is a family business founded in 1886 in Harrogate. It is still family owned today and works hard at staying true to its love of fairness, flavour and quality. Yorkshire Tea is the #1 tea brand in the UK and prides itself on the effort that goes into every product it produces.   View our brews